Assessment / Assessering

BACKGROUND

Prospectus Novus School follows the normal curriculum as used in the main stream.   Continuous Assessment (CASS) is managed as directed in the National and Provincial documents / guidelines.  The facilitator endeavours to vary methods of assessment in at least five ways, of which only one is formal testing and evaluation.  In order to support identified learners, tape aid, amanuenses and extra time is offered during assessment.

PLANNING

Provincial annual assessment plans per learning area are available to learners as well as parents in advance.  It is revised per term according to circumstances.

RECORDING

Results and outcomes are recorded, moderated and eventually calculated to be presented as a term mark on the report card.  The judgement / discretion on the progress of a learner, is done by a team of role players and minuted during a multidisciplinary (SBST) meeting.

REPORTING

From the end of the first term, learners whose progress awakes concern, receive a letter of concern together with their report card.  These letters inform the parent / guardian regarding our concern and encourage the parents to attend the following parents evening or, alternatively, make an appointment with the teachers involved.

IN CONCLUSION

The emotional and academic achievements of our learners are of great concern to us and therefore we share this responsibility with the parents / gaurdians.  Continuous motivation and involvement by all role players takes place.  By doing so, we endevour to make sure that every learner tries his / her best and that all parties involved are informed regarding the learners progress in time.

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AGTERGROND

In Prospectus Novus word die normale kurrikulum gevolg (soos in hoofstroomskole) en daarom vind deurlopende assessering (DASS) ook plaas, streng volgens Nasionale asook Provinsiale voorskrifte. Die onderwyser wissel die metodes / tegnieke van assessering op ten minste vyf verskillende maniere af, waarvan slegs een formele toetsing is. Om geïdentifiseerde leerders te ondersteun, word bandhulp, amanuenses en ekstra tyd toegestaan tydens assessering.

BEPLANNING

Voorlopige assesseringsplanne per leerarea, vir elke kwartaal, is jaarliks vooruit beskikbaar en leerders, sowel as ouers, het volle toegang tot hierdie beplanningsdokumente. Dit word kwartaalliks verfyn en aangepas na gelang van omstandighede.
Rekordering
Resultate en uitkomste word elke kwartaal gerekordeer, gemodereer en uiteindelik verwerk tot ‘n rapportpunt. Die oordeel / deskresie t.o.v. ‘n leerder se vordering word in spanverband gedoen en genotuleer op ‘n multidissiplinêre vergadering (SAS).

VERSLAGGEWING

Reeds vanaf die eerste kwartaal ontvang leerders, wie se vordering kommer wek, sogenaamde kommerbriewe, wat die rapport vergesel. Hierdie briewe lig die ouer in dat daar kommer heers oor die leerder se vordering en moedig die ouer dan aan om die volgende oueraand by te woon, of alternatiewelik ‘n afspraak met die skool te maak.

TEN SLOTTE

Die emosionele en akademiese welstand van ons leerders is vir ons baie belangrik en ons deel graag hierdie verantwoordelikheid met die ouer / voogde. Deurlopende motivering en betrokkenheid deur alle rolspelers vind gedurig plaas. Hiermee word gepoog om te verseker dat die leerder te alle tye haar / sy beste sal lewer en dat alle partye te alle tye ten volle ingelig is oor die leerder se vordering.